Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – IRJE 2
In the post-apocalyptic country Panem, there are 12 districts. Each district has to produce two tributes, a boy and a girl, to fight to the death as the punishment of rebelling against the capital 74 years ago every year. This punishment is called the hunger games, where only a lone victor can arise. On top of that, each district has to produce minerals for the capitol, taxes. Of the 74th hunger games, the main characters sparked a revolution throughout the districts by defying the capitol by creating two lone victors.
“Your hair looks, lovely darling. When did you start wearing it like that?” asked Snow.
“Everyone at school wears their hair like this now, Grandpa,” she replied. (p164)
To create a sense of this quote, we need to understand who are the people, and why is this important to the book. Snow, from the quote, is the President of Panem, and the person replying to him is the President’s Snow’s granddaughter. Katniss Everdeen relates to this quote because she rebelled against the capitol and wore her hair how Snow’s granddaughter was wearing it. This is significant because Katniss Everdeen is the symbol of the revolution, and if the symbol has reached the capitol, it proves to be a substantial problem. This is a vital part of the story because it shows how the revolution is going to happen.